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Study Shows Substantial Differences in Bearing Life

August 03, 2015 - Rockford, IL  -  Posted by PBC News

Round shaft bearings are able to offer a variety of superior performance features that other bearings are not able to offer, such as the ability to function in tight areas, thrive in harsh environments, and minimize vibration and shock. The whitepaper, PBC Linear®’s Simplicity® Bearing vs. igus®’s DryLin® Bearing, is an analytical comparison of two competing round shaft bearings, and uncovers the substantial differences in bearing life that should be expected. Some of the properties contributing to these results include the difference in contact surface area between the bearing and shaft as well as the materials used.

To learn more about the contributing factors of the performance variances between the bearings, download the whitepaper, or watch the video.

Simplicity vs igus Video

If you would like further information or are having difficulties with your round shaft bearing application, contact a PBC Linear application engineer by calling 1-800-962-8979, or e-mail

PBC Linear®, a Pacific Bearing Company, is the world leading manufacturer of the Simplicity self-lubricating bearings based in Roscoe, Illinois.  With over 30 years’ experience in linear motion and bearing technologies, PBC has a wide range of solutions designed to solve difficult motion applications.

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See “Analytic Comparison of Round Shaft Plain Linear Bearings” by LTB Engineering, 2010, Pub. LITWPGEN-009. "PBC Linear", "Simplicity" are registered trademarks of PBC Linear and/or PBC Lineartechnik, GmbH. “IGUS”, “DryLin” are registered trademarks of igus, inc and/or igus GmbH.



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